Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Felixdorf, Reutte
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Textiles
13 - Manufacture of textiles

100 - 180 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
29 November 2005
Employment effect (start)
1 May 2005
Foreseen end date


According to the Austrian newspaper Der Standard of 29 November 2005, the traditional textiles and yarn manufacturer Linz Textil has cut some 250 persons since May 2005. However, it has remained unclear how many of them have been employed at Austria-based plants. In mid-2005, a production site located in Jindrichuv Hradec in the Czech Republic, which was specialised in spinning of cotton-type fibres and employed about 70 workers, was completely closed down. In between 100 and 180 employees are supposed to have been laid off at several plants located in Austria. The management argues that with the termination of textiles import restrictions which protected the EU market in the beginning of 2005 the European textiles market has been swamped with low-priced goods from Asia. Such exacerbated market conditions have forced the company to undergo thorough restructuring. As a consequence, further reductions in production capacities will be inevitable.


  • 29 November 2005: Der Standard


Eurofound (2005), Linz Textil, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 62598, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62598.